IYT = International Yacht Training
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IYT is a training organization that instructs and certifies mariners to the MCA or USCG standards. In the States, MPT (Maritime Professional Training) and others do the same thing.
MCA = Maritime and Coastguard Agency
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MCA is a UK organization that licenses "red flagged" or UK mariners. They're equivalent to the USCG. Both set the standards for maritime licensing worldwide (both deck
Regardless where you get your bookwork done, you're going to have to show your competency on a vessel and take oral exams before being issued a license
, you're going to have to show time at sea, time at sea with a license
, and other requirements in order to transfer license or get a CEC (which, imo, is the way to go). In the past OZ and NZ (and some say, SA) licenses haven't been transferable or given a Certificate of Equivalent Competency.
The requirements are changing as I write this so I'd suggest doing some research
and questioning. What you currently have for certificates and sea time will depend on the level of license you'll be qualified for.